English Gin

From Beefeater to Martin Miller’s, England is home to some of the world’s biggest names in gin and holds an important place in the spirit’s heritage. 

English gin has a long history that dates back to the late 1600s. Due to conflicts with France, the importing of brandy was restricted and the production of gin was encouraged to fill the gap in the market. This resulted in the ‘Gin Craze’ of the early 18th century, especially in London.

There are various styles of English gin, but perhaps the most well-known is London Dry. This is a crisp, juniper-forward style, that despite its name, can be made anywhere in the world. Rather than denoting a location, it relates to a method of production whereby nothing is added after distillation. This became popular during the gin craze, as many distillers of the time would add artificial (and unpure) ingredients to gin to make it more approachable. 

Other popular styles include Old Tom, which is a typically sweeter expression used in cocktails; Navy Strength, which is usually bottled at around 58%, and Plymouth Gin, which is slightly less dry than its London counterpart. 

We stock some of the best gins that these shores have to showcase and offer free delivery on orders over £90. Explore our range. 

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